I am researching ways of doing the reactions Nature has evolved to do in living organisms, in a test tube instead. This will allow us to better understand the role carbohydrates play in biology, and then we can use this knowledge to create new medicines and treatments.
Computer science is all about building things in the virtual world of computers, through programming. This can be anything from a piece of software or website, through to games, and the software inside home appliances!
Computer science is the theory, experimentation, and engineering that form the basis for the design and use of computers. It involves the study of algorithms that process, store, and communicate digital information. A computer scientist specializes in the theory of computation and the design of computational systems. (from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_science)
Enabling or enhancing the analysis of data gathered from small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) experiments alongside conducting research primarily using SAXS.
Direct an undergraduate programme, coordinate, teach and assess specialist cardiology modules, preparatory placement for students and practice educators
I develop tiny biodegradable polymer fibres that are >1000x smaller than the width of a human hair, and can hopefully be used for improved gene therapy, drug delivery and tissue engineering. These nanoparticles can deliver DNA/RNA or drugs to cells, to better treat diseases and genetic conditions. I hope to use gene editing techniques such as CRISPR to perform cancer immunotherapy on human immune cells, which I think is insanely cool (hence why I am working on it!).
I am a fellow at the university of Bristol, which means that I have completed my PhD, and work in research at the university, but I do not yet have my own research group or a permanent academic position. My days are very varied, from teaching / mentoring undergraduates and PhD students, to performing my own research, writing results up into papers and travelling the world, giving presentations to other scientists at international conferences.